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Prosecutors: Manchester man used towing business as front to store, sell cocaine in Toms River

Leroy Hairston, 44, of Manchester was sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

Lanette Espy

Nov 2, 2023, 4:41 PM

Updated 257 days ago

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Ocean County prosecutors say a towing service in Toms River was used as a front for a cocaine business.
Leroy Hairston, 44, of Manchester was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Police say an investigation found Leroy’s Tow Service as well as a house Hairston owned in Manchester were used to store and distribute cocaine.
Prosecutors say police seized 100 grams of cocaine and $7,000 during a raid. Hairston pleaded guilty to possession and intent to distribute cocaine.
Back in 2020, Hairston was under another narcotics investigation. Prosecutors say 75 grams of cocaine as well as 26 pills that later tested positive for fentanyl were found. He was released from Ocean County Jail due to New Jersey bail reform.


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